Current Term Expires June 2025
Toya Fick is the president and CEO of the Meyer Memorial Trust. In this role, she is responsible for executing on the foundation’s mission to accelerate racial, social, and economic justice throughout Oregon.
After earning her BA in political science from the University of Chicago, Fick became an educator and taught middle school in Louisiana and Washington, DC. In 2005, Fick began to use her teaching experience to advise former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on education policy. She then became an advocate for equitable outcomes in education on behalf of the Alliance for Excellence in Education, the Oregon Health and Science University, and Stand for Children.
Fick has spent much of her career working to create more equitable schools for all children in Oregon. While serving as the Oregon Executive Director of Stand for Children, she was one of the primary authors for Ballot Measure 98. To date, Measure 97 has provided over $750 million to support career-connected learning opportunities in high schools throughout Oregon. Since its implementation, the graduation rate for students in Oregon has significantly increased. She played a critical role in passing the Student Success Act, the Student Success Act, and numerous other bills in the Oregon Legislature. Fick currently serves on the board of the University of Oregon's board of trustees and Foundations for a Better Oregon. She's currently the president of IWF Oregon and recently served as the membership chair.
Fick considers her most important role of her life is being the mother of two incredible young children.